Whether you want to decompress by attending a Sunday morning art class or by turning the clock back at a 90’s inspired spring break pub crawl, here’s what’s up this weekend.
The Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival – July 24 to July 26 – Revere Beach – The 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival returns for a twelfth year with live entertainment, gourmet food trucks, exhibit booths, children’s sand sculpting lessons, an interactive learning zone, and fireworks. The event attracts an average of 700,000 attendees who come to see 15 master sand sculptors from around the world compete for first prize in the Master Sand Sculpting Competition. The three-day extravaganza is free and open to the public.
Architecture Cruise – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – CambridgeSide Galleria Mall – Step off dry land and onto the water to experience a different side of Boston this weekend. The tour offers spectacular views of historical and contemporary architecture along Boston Harbor like the Customs House, the Hancock Tower, the Old North Church, and cutting-edge designs of today’s top architects. Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $22.50 for children and seniors.
Uber Ice Cream Day – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – All of Boston – For the fourth year in a row, Uber’s bringing back a frozen favorite. This year, they are partnering with J.P. Licks. Here’s how it works: open the Uber app, set your location, select “ice cream,” and your order will be delivered curbside in minutes.
Bantam Modern American Cider Tasting – 5 to 8 p.m. – The Urban Grape South End – Join Somerville’s Bantam Cider and the Urban Grape to taste high-quality, all-natural ciders. Admission is free.
D Street Dance Part at The Lawn on D – 6 to 9 p.m. – The Lawn on D – This dance party will feature Latin House, Afro Beat, and more with Boston’s H.O.M.E.’s DJ Leo Alarcon and DJ Bob Diesel. Special guests include well-known percussionist Nelson Matthew Gonzalez and SasiLady. Be apart of drum circles, dance lines, and live performances! Admission is free.
6th Annual Run to Home Base – 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Fenway Park – Cheer on veterans and their families as they run to home base at this event, presented by New Balance. The day will include food, entertainment, and family-friendly activities like meet and greets with Red Sox legends, carnival games, contests, care package and thank you note assemblies, photos with World Series trophies, self-guided Fenway tours, and more. Admission is free.
PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Shaw Memorial – Walking along the picturesque streets of Beacon Hill is like an immersion into a nineteenth century neighborhood. Rich in history and architecture, Beacon Hill will allow you to see creatively and take amazing pictures in less than two hours. This tour experience will provide commentary on Beacon Hill’s history, and teach you to capture the ambiance to make time stand still. $40 for adults and $20 for youth ages 10 to 17.
Taylor Swift Spin Class for Charity – 1 to 1:45 p.m. – Handle Bar Southie – Make your “Wildest Dreams” come true, get that “Bad Blood” pumping and sweat it out during a fun 45 minute class, all for a good cause. Prizes will be awarded to the best Taylor themed outfit, fastest time, and most spirit. All profits support the BCNC Youth Center and the 150 youth it serves every year. Tickets are $35.
Boston Challenge – 1 to 5 p.m. – Boston Beer Works – This scavenger hunt will send you and your team on a mad dash around the city to solve puzzles, plot the best route, and race to the finish for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. Participants will be rewarded for their efforts at an after-party at Boston Beer Works complete with music, an awards ceremony, food and drink, and a costume contest. Regular price is $55.
Spring Break 1995 Pub Crawl – 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. – North Station area – Load up your walkman and pack up your trunks because spring break is coming to Boston for Charles River Rugby Football’s 2nd Annual Pub Crawl. $15 for a wristband and $20 for a wristband and tank top.
Watercolor Demo and Workshop – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Faneuil Hall – Sit down with watercolor painter Gary Tucker for a free studio art session. He encourages artists to find their own muse and offers professional tips on how to enhance your artwork. Bring your creative and imaginative mind to the Open Air Art Studio located at South Market near Cheers!
Cambridge Jazz Festival 2015 – 12 to 6 p.m. – University Park Commons – Enjoy an afternoon of free music, featuring nationally known jazz artists and local musicians. This year’s line-up includes Eguie Castrillo and the Latin Jazz Connection, Laszlo Gardony Saxtet, JoAnne Brackeen, Nnenna Freelon featuring the Ron Savage Trio: Celebrating Billie Holiday. Admission is free.
Oysters and Craft Brews Cruise – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Karma Crew Yacht Charters, Dock at Portside at East Pier – Fresh New England oysters and local craft beers await on this sunset cruise around Boston Harbor. The cruise will be retro-style with a 1948 vintage motor yacht. East Boston Oysters will be shucking fresh oysters and there will be a selection of craft brews from Jacks Abby and Dogfish Head, samples of which are included in your admission. Full price tickets are $55.
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